The Nigerian National Boundary Commission has revealed that it has erected further intermediary pillar demarcation in the Nigeria/Niger Republic border.
Speaking after carrying out the exercise alongside their Niger Republic counterpart, deputy director, Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGF), Surveyor Ali Shuabu said that all issues related to delineation had been concluded, adding that there was primary pillars in place before now.
Ali, who stressed that they did not receive any complain of encroachment, added that the two neighbouring states live in peace.
“Demarcation is just an imaginary line aimed at ensuring country sovereignty. We have divided the boundary with primary pillars before and now, we came to put more pillars. We now put our mask at a distance of almost 250 meters”.
On his part, Surveyor Dalhatu Muhammad Bello said that boundary and border are two different things.
“We’ve always come across our security agencies patrolling the bushes as we were conducting the exercise. What we are doing is giving them more base to know where is ours and where we do not have control over.”
Representative from Niger Republic and Commissioner, Boundary Commission, Ademu Saidu, said they understood the work being done by the team, adding that Nigeria and Niger Republic have no boundary problems with each other.
Speaking on his part, Sokoto State Deputy Governor and chairman Sokoto State Boundary Committee, Muhammad Manir Dan’Iya, thanked the members of the commission for doing a good job.
The deputy governor further assured that the state government is ever ready to cooperate with the commission on measures to guarantee safety of everybody Ali g the border areas.